Archive for the 'Anime and Cartoons' Category

14
Mar
11

Spectacular GONG Stories #5 – Shortman’s Letter

Hello, Hello.

Kyoji here, posting a story written by an anonymous wordsmith on 4chan’s /co/ board. I take no credit for this story, and will even post the picture that he did to open up his thread that featured this 16 post story. The only thing I’ve added was the title.

 

 

This is for all you Hey Arnold fans out there.

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05
Mar
11

Reading into Things: Courage the Cowardly Dog

So, I remember writing something about how I felt about how the gang in Scooby Doo got together: Freddy and Velma realize that they both like mysteries and invite Freddy’s girlfriend, pot supplier, and the pot supplier’s dog (Daphny, Shaggy, and Scooby respectfully) to break into a house to solve a mystery. Well, my good friend, Sam brought up one day that he believed that Courage the Cowardly Dog is set after the awakening of Cthulhu, hince the insanity of the world and why no-one seems to notice.

So, I’ve decided to run with this idea.

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08
Feb
11

Neon Genesis Brovangelion

Now, stop me if you’ve heard this one:

Neon Genesis Evangelion becomes an ordinary mecha show when you reverse the genders.

Seems silly at first, but then you start to think about it. Continue reading ‘Neon Genesis Brovangelion’

15
Nov
09

Why /m/ should die in a fire…

So, I was on 4chan’s wonderful Mecha board (know as /m/) today and I ran across this thread…

Tomino’s works + all Gundams take place in the same universe.

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29
Oct
09

Top 10 Anime Live-Action Adaptions that MUST Happen

I’m sure that by now you all know that there is a Cowboy Bebop live-action movie in the works, and that Matrix star Keanu Reeves is attached to the project. Some of you may also know that Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire, is producing and possibly starring in an adaption of the eighties classic Robotech. Even Steven Spielberg wants to get in on the action; he has expressed interest in doing Ghost in the Shell, in 3D!

Well, while reflecting on how amazing these anime are and how awesome  live-action versions of them could be, I realized that there are quite a few more anime deserving of being brought to a wider audience via the big, silver screen. So, here is the fruit of much labor: the Top 10 Anime Live-Action Adaptions that MUST Happen.

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17
Aug
09

Fear and Lothing in Townsville

We are in the middle of dark times, people.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there are hardly any cartoons running at the moment that are getting new episodes.

If I really had to think about it, I’d say that the only shows that i know are getting new episodes anytime soon would be Family Guy, Futurama, The Cleveland Show, Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy, Fairly Oddparents, the shows on Adult Swim, and the shows on Nick Jr.

Now, some of you might say that I’m overreacting; that it’s just the end of the summer and new shows are on their way. Really? I’m not too sure. The commercial animation of American media can’t be held on the backs of Fox and maybe Nickleodeon. Hell, Fox is too dumb to really notice that they wouldn’t make money off of a Futurama that doesn’t have the original voice cast.

In fact, I’m not even going to twiddle my thumbs and say “Well, golly gee whiz, I sure hope that Cartoon Network does okay with these live action shows to help bolster their ratings.”

FUCK

THAT

SHIT

If a network can not get ratings based upon it’s primary mission statement (in this case, a network that is, supposedly “the best place for cartoons”) then it must either go off the air or do a name change. This may seem harsh, but that just how it goes.

I know that you’re really thinking that I’m overreacting now. “You’re just mad because they’re showing live action shows on Cartoon Network.” YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT I AM! This isn’t like Disney or Nick where they got rid of most of their cartoons and replaced them with tweeny junk, because they where still a network that has programming made my Walt Disney/Buena Vista Studios and a network for kids, respectively. This isn’t even like Discovery and TLC, which while they dropped some of their scientific programming, they are still channels about discovering things and learning things, respectively. This is isn’t even like (dare I even say it) VH1 and MTV, because at least they still have sister networks that are readily available to the public that carry the brand name (Boomerang isn’t that accessible sometimes, where as, MTV 2 is on basic cable in some places).

With maybe only 1 new Cartoon in the future (Adventure Time), thing look bleak for Cartoon Network Studios. With it’s passing, the legacy of Hanna Barbara will come to a close.

Take it or leave it, fans. Cartoon Network is dead. Long live Turner’s first kids network. My God have mercy on Rob Sorcher’s soul.

11
Aug
09

In My Opinion: Mysteries Inc.

So, for those of you don’t know, the CN (Cartoon Network has lost the right to use its own name, in my eyes) is going to do a live action (gee whiz, who didn’t see that one coming?) origin story for Scooby Doo and the gang. In fact, the whole hullabaloo about all of this is that they are positioning that this is, basically, the first time this story has ever been told. That none of us ever knew how the Gang got together.

Now wait just a minute.

Seems to me that the CN likes to slap its viewers in the face and call them retarded. Did it not ever occur to them that they, themselves have shown the other “origin” stories of Scooby Doo?

And don’t you pull a “But Kyoji, they’re doing it for the new fans!” Bullshit. I know for a fact that “A Pup Named Scooby Doo” and “What’s New Scooby Doo” have come extensively on the CN within the past years. Since “What’s New” is the last actual Scooby Doo series (Shaggy and Scooby Get a Clue does not count. Why? Super Powered, Nanomachine enhanced Scooby Snacks) there is nothing to expound upon. Even the deluge of Scooby Doo Movies seems to happen during the abnormally large summer vacation that the Gang seemed to be having in “What’s New”.

What’s That? It’s an explanation for the old fans? Wrong again.
They already did that special in the early 90s.

The only way this can be an origin story to any of the Scooby mythos is if they say that its the prequel to the live action movie franchise. In that case, it’s all gravy, because us Scooby fans tend to just turn a blind eye to the movies.

Now, in my opinion, this is how Mysteries Inc. got started:

Freddy is a jock who secretly loves mysteries at Coolsville High School who is currently banging Daphne and has a weed connection through Shaggy. Now, Freddy ends up in a class with Velma and finds out that she too loves Mysteries. Now, one night Freddy, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy get together. Velma is startled by Shaggy’s huge Great Dane, Scooby, who has a calm mellow bark. After a few persuasive actions, everybody tokes up, including Scooby. The Gang makes the realization that Scooby can talk and they decide to drive around in Shaggy’s parent’s old van, to get the weed smell out of their clothes. They then run into a ghost or some shit and they start investigating mysteries.

The rest, of course, is history.